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A Mirror Is Harder To Hold ukulele

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Jon Foreman
A Mirror Is Harder To Hold
Summer EP -- 2008

Tuning - Standard (E A D G B E)
*Chords are listed at end of song

Hit the root note of each chord before playing it through out the song (just listen; 
hear it).  Also, symbols in parentheses represent single notes -- not chords.  Or a “walk 
so to speak.

Ex. E5 (E  F# G#)
e|----------------|
B|----------------|
G|--9-------------|
D|--9-------------|
A|--7---7--9--11--|
E|----------------|

Intro
E5 B5 A
E5 B/D# A
E5 B/D# C#m7
A B5 E5 (E F# G#)

Verse 1
          E5                  B/D#
You could stay a while longer
         C#m7             B5         A
We could stay up and talk about last summer
         E5             B/D#
We could go down to the water
          C#m7   B5    A
Watch the sunset going under

Pre-Chorus 1
     C#m7           B5                 A
It’s not that I’m a stranger to lonely moments
     E5     B/D#     A     C5
I’ve had my share of those

Chorus
             E5
Please don’t go
             B/D#     C#m7
Please don’t leave me alone
  A                B5        E5  (E F# G#)
A mirror’s so much harder to hold

Verse 2
        E5                B/D#
I could try and point the finger
        C#m7            B5    A
But the glass points in my direction
(A B D#)  E5             B/D#
Sure, you got your sharp edges
       C#m7               B5      A
But my wounds are from my own reflection

Pre-Chorus 2
           C#m7            B5          A
You’ve got nothing I could ever hold against you
      E5             B/D#    A   C5
I got fatal flaws to call my own

Chorus

Bridge
        F#5                   B/D#
I met a man who’s looking for perfection
        F#5                         B/D#
Said he never met a girl who’s good enough
    G#
His eyes are getting old
            A
Like they’d love to love again
       C#     B5  F#(no5)
Such a lonely m---an
       B5                  B(no3)
Such a lonely man, eww eww eww

Verse 3
      E5            B/D#
I see him in my reflection
       C#m7          B5       A   (A B D#)
Taking steps towards me these days
     E5                 B/D#
So I hold you that much closer
    C#m7          B5         A
And pray we don’t throw this away

Pre-Chorus 3
     C#m7           B5               A
It’s not that I’m a man who couldn’t love you
  E5              B/D#     A   C5
I know what these arms are for

Chorus
             E5
Please don’t go
             B/D#     C#m7
Please don’t leave me alone
  A                B5        E5   B/D#
A mirror’s so much harder to hold
  C#m7             B5        A
A mirror’s so much harder to hold
(A B D#)     E5
Please don't go
             B/D#     C#m7
Please don’t leave me cold
  A         B5        E5  (E F# G#)
A mirror is harder to hold

*Chords Used
    E5  B5  A  B/D#  C#m7  C5  
 C#5  F#(no5)  B(no3)
e|----------------------------------------------------|
B|--------------------6-------------------------------|
G|--9-------6---8-----4---------5------------------9--|
D|--9---9---7---9-----7----10---6---11----8--------x--|
A|--7---9---7---6-----4----10---6---11----9--------9--|
E|------7---5---------------8---4----9----6--------7--|

            
            
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